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  • Musicals – Chess – Commie Newspapers lyrics

    Florence:
    Well we can’t complain
    That you’ve been ignored by the press.

    Freddie:
    What’d they say? What’d they say?

    Florence:
    They’re not too polite…

    Freddie:
    They say I’m a shit?

    Florence:
    Well, yes. They pulled you to pieces…
    In five different languages,
    The Times: “You thrive on unpleasantness.”

    FLORENCE: (In French)
    “Le Monde: Freddie Trumper, La Honte des ?cheques.”

    FREDDIE:
    I can’t believe that they don’t see my game.
    I’m like that tennis player, what’s his name?
    They love to hate me and for us,
    That’s dollars!

    FLORENCE: (In German)

    FREDDIE:
    Hey look here’s some piece that
    Some idiot’s written on you.

    “Florence Vassey: petite, Hungarian-born personal assistant.”

    “His gentle companion…”
    Ha! If they only knew.

    FLORENCE:
    What do you mean? I’m always gentle with you, Freddie!

    FREDDIE AND FLORENCE:
    “She stands
    By her champion.”

    FREDDIE:
    I like this!

    FREDDIE AND FLORENCE:
    “Whose demands
    Are so infantile.”

    FREDDIE:
    I don’t like this.

    FLORENCE:
    If you don’t like it then it’s up to you.
    They like the Russian they could like you too.

    FREDDIE:
    Commie newspapers!

    Of course the bastards all support
    The Russian.

    FLORENCE:
    But Sergievsky seems a sweet opponent.
    So why do you abuse him all the time?

    Freddie, I love you very much but please,
    Just for once, don’t go on about the Russians at the press conference, okay?